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2019-20 Jim Guthrie Community Service Grant Program

Grants to California Nonprofits for Programs and
Projects to Benefit Arroyo Grande Residents

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City of Arroyo Grande

Deadline Date:

11/27/19 5:00 PM


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Grants starting at $250 to California nonprofit community-based organizations for programs and projects to benefit Arroyo Grande residents. Funding is intended for specialized social services, cultural, educational, recreation, and beautification programs and projects.

All proposals will be evaluated to ascertain which non-profit organizations best meet the needs that the City seeks to satisfy. Factors to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  1. The non-profit organization's responsiveness in clearly stating the benefits to be derived by the resident of the City of Arroyo Grande, if grant funds are awarded; 
  2. The number of City of Arroyo Grande residents by age group served by the non-profit organization; geographic area(s), and total number of clients served by the non-profit organization; 
  3. The non-profit organization's history of providing community services to the residents of the City of Arroyo Grande; and
  4. The non-profit organization's financial need for grant funds to service the City of Arroyo Grande residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148653

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants awarded will be in minimum amounts of not less than $250.

Term of Contract:

If award of funds is made, a recipient non-profit organization will be required to expend grant monies prior to the close of the calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for grant monies under the City's 2019-20 Jim Guthrie Community Service Grant Program, a community organization must satisfy the following standards:
- Operate as a non-profit 501c3;
- Serve the Arroyo Grande community;
- Use funds provided to directly provide* a social service, educational, cultural, beautification or recreation program or project to Arroyo Grande residents and/or businesses;
- Not restrict participants based upon race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, or age; and
- Not use grant monies specifically for religious activities.

* "Directly provide" means that the community non-profit organization conducts the social service(s) or cultural program(s) itself rather than through a separate entity to which it sub-awards grant monies.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed application forms, along with supplemental documents must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed application forms should be submitted to:

City of Arroyo Grande
Community Development Department
Camilla Karamanlis, Program Analyst
300 E. Branch Street
Arroyo Grande CA 93420

For more information, please contact:
Camilla Karamanlis

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